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Harry survived the Killing Curse because Lily gave her life to save his, and that's it. Similarly when Harry gave his life to save the people of Hogwarts, Voldemort couldn't kill anyone attending there so they are also made immune to the curse. So how has this never happened before?? No one in the history of the world has ever sacrificed themselves? Seems fishy.

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  • What sources claim that it has never happened before? – Parrotmaster Sep 8 '17 at 14:46
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    Just to point out, though the linked question does as well, Harry wasn't saved just because LIly died for him. He was saved because Lily died for him when she clearly had another choice. She could have easily chosen to live, but instead risked (and, predictably, lost) her life for his. – Jeff Sep 8 '17 at 15:15
  • @Parrotmaster The books? It's a pretty big part of Harry's significance. – John Doe Sep 8 '17 at 15:23
  • @JohnDoe The quote, if I remember it correctly, is that "no one is known to have survived" the Killing Curse, except for baby Harry. That's different than Harry definitely being the first. – scott Sep 8 '17 at 16:35

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